• What for?

    Optimizing small arms management in any defense or security organization

  • For whom?

    For armorers and fleet managers in close connection with small caliber firearms

  • FN solution?

    FN® SAM


  • FAQ

Key Benefits

  • Complete, fully integrated hardware and software solution
  • Improves operational availability of weapons
  • Reduces life cycle cost by more efficient maintenance and logistics procedures
  • Simplifies and improves data transcription, no need for paper copies or Excel files any longer
  • ITAR-free

Small Arms Management

The FN® SAM solution comprises of 3 complementary components:

  • The FN SmartCore® shot counter
  • The dedicated FN® SAM software
  • Reader to transfer data between shot counter and software
Digital weapon data & database management
Weapon configuration and part numbers
Serial numbers
Technical documentation per weapon model
Catalog number of spare parts
A complete database of the whole weapon fleet
Maintenance operations
Record of shots fired (live, blank, dry)
Maintenance log of every maintenance procedure
Preventive maintenance implementation
Work orders creation and follow up
Business intelligence
Immediate view of the whole fleet status
Usage distribution report of the fleet per unit
Preventive maintenance reports
Spare part consumption reports
Availability and transfer operation
Availability of the weapons
Chain of custody for every weapon
In and out management
Identification of custodian and unit per weapon
Multiple transfers of weapons between units


April 12, 2019

New FN SmartCore® Provides Enhanced Shot Counter Technology for all FN SCAR® Firearms

The FN SmartCore® Shot Counter acts as an electronic logbook of a firearm’s life memory:

  • Analyzes the vibrations of the machine gun (FN SmartCore® for FN MINIMI®) or analyzes the vibrations combined with movement of parts (FN SmartCore® for FN SCAR®)
  • Differentiates between live and blank firing
  • Records the number of shots fired
  • Stores user defined information: serial firearm type and configuration, date of issue

The FN SmartCore® Shot Counter is completely undetectable, fully transparent to the user and maintenance free.

The proprietary FN® SAM Software is specifically designed for optimizing small arms fleet management. It provides:

  • workshops and armories with a comprehensive maintenance management tool
  • asset managers and decision makers with a complete reporting tool that delivers reliable and fully updated information in real-time, around the clock.

The FN® SAM Software Shot Counter is completely undetectable, fully transparent to
the user and maintenance free.

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